Discover the Creative Possibilities of Resin Clay Imagine being able to imitate the look of rare coral, create oversized but featherweight statement jewelry, or mix clay with other mediums—all without firing. The Art of Resin Clay explores the creative potential of this material, in both air-dry and two-part formulas, and guides you through everything you’ll need to get started: • Information on choosing the right kind of resin clay, essential tools and techniques, and safety guidelines • Tips for mixing colors, finishing, and adding jewelry findings • 20 projects covering a variety of creative techniques • Galleries of work by influential artists and crafts designers who use this versatile material From the Trade Paperback edition.
Complete with an instructive DVD featuring a bonus gallery and more than 250 colorful illustrations, this informative guide to jewelry creation and design offers step-by-step instructions for adding colorants, casting 3-D forms, combining resin with polymer clay, and more. Original. 12,500 first printing.
Developed in Japan in the 1990s, metal clay consists of microscopic particles of silver or gold suspended in a pliable organic binder that can be worked with the hands and simple household tools. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the medium designed specifically for crafters and jewelrymakers.
Author : Lisa Pavelka
ISBN : 9781600851285
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 75.6 MB
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Box making has always been one of the perennial favourites of all wood projects and because wooden boxes make such meaningful gifts, this collection of beautiful, durable and functional box projects is sure to please. All of the designs are based on traditional boxes, historically inspired by Shaker, Arts & Crafts, and other popular styles. But this is not a book of exacting reproductions for master craftsmen only, these are attainable interpretations of some of the most enduring box designs, all presented in a step-by-step format, with photos and detailed instructions. The author, a fine-furniture maker, offers tried-and-true tips for avoiding pitfalls as well as alternative design and construction options. Most of the boxes are easy to build, though a few offer challenges. A wide array of design styles and the consistent high level of detail in the projects will appeal to a range of woodworkers.
Metal clay starts as clay and turns into metal. Does it get any more magical? Now it does—withMetal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelry. Author Sherri Haab takes this compelling material, today's hottest craft item, to the next level, brilliantly combining it with other media ranging from the timeless to the unexpected. Ribbons, gold leaf, pottery shards, transparent resin, polymer clay, leather, and more are used to create stunning jewelry. Beautiful photography showcases these innovative pieces, and full step-by-step instructions make it easy to re-create them. New formulations of metal clay and newly developed firing techniques are presented clearly so that crafters can achieve professional results. Sophisticated enough for artists yet simple enough for beginners,Metal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelryis the only book that blends metal clay with such a variety of mixed media to make magic. • Follow-up to the best-sellingArt of Metal Clay—over 35,000 copies sold! • Author has sold more than two million books! • Metal clay is hot with crafters, artists—anyone who wants to try alchemy
Author : Sherri Haab
ISBN : 9780307965639
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Clay So Cute! shows how one of the easiest mediums—polymer clay, which need only be baked in the oven—can be sculpted into quick, simple, totally fun jewelry and accessories for tween girls—including bangles, pocket mirrors, earrings, chunky bead necklaces, and cute charms. Clay So Cute! teaches simple, step-by-step illustrated techniques to make 21 tween- and teen-friendly projects that are more sophisticated than "kid stuff," but trendier than the pieces found in adult clay books—from robot key chains to polka-dot ponytail holders. Using only a few simple tools and updated colors, Sherri Haab has created a collection of eye-catching jewelry and accessories that crafty girls will love. Whether making them yourself or with mom or a friend, there's a project in here that you won't be able to resist—and that all the girls in your class will want, too! Among the projects are: Cupcake Charms Japanese Fun Foods Bottle Cap Necklace Wishing Stone Jewelry
Polymer clay tips and tricks is jam packed with all kinds of polymer clay knowledge. We have each been working with polymer clay for over 20 years and have lots of tips and tricks we have learned along the way. There are 202 tips and tricks to get you started on your polymer clay journey. Here are some of the things we cover in this e-book: Differences between clay brands What you can make with polymer clay Mixing clay brands Liquid Clays Cleaning your pasta machine Blade use and variety and how to extend the life of your blades Tools and work surfaces Pigments and powders Inclusions Acrylic paint and liquid acrylic ink Textures and creating your own textures Molding Extruders Using stencils Armatures Antiquing Apoxie clay Baking your clay Storage We've made it Super Easy for you by collecting and describing 202 tips and tricks to working with polymer clay all in one place! This is YOUR #1 resource for discovering things that work well with polymer clay. Don't delay, the file will be instantly delivered to you after payment is processed. Start learning right now!
Author : T. J. Pinnavaia
ISBN : 0471637009
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Polymer-clay nanocomposites are formed through the union of two very different materials with organic and mineral pedigrees. The hybrid compositions, however, exhibit large increases in tensile strength, modulus, and heat distortion temperature as compared with the pristine polymer. The composites also have lower water sensitivity, reduced permeability to gases, and a similar thermal coefficient of expansion. All of these property improvements can be realized without a loss of clarity in the polymer. Further, it has been found that nanocomposites impart a level of flame retardance and UV resistance not present in the pure polymer. These improvements in performance properties at relatively low clay loading (typically 2 -10wt %) have stimulated intensive research in both industry and academia over the past decade. Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites presents the first comprehensive overview of the state of the art of these materials since they were first reported a decade ago. Covering both the theory and practical applications, this volume in the 'Wiley Series in Polymer Science' covers the key aspects of these important materials including: * Polymer-clay intercalates * The preparation and general properties of special practical and commercial significance (including strength, stiffness, toughness, permeability, fire retardation and chemical stability) * The elucidation of the structural and rheological factors influencing performance and processing properties Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites is an indispensable text for polymer scientists, composites formulators, materials engineers, resin producers, filters and additive producers as well as university lecturers, and organic and inorganic chemists working in this important and fascinating area.
Metal clay is the most exciting new material in jewelry design today: the procedures for molding and shaping are simple, the tools few, and the results stunning. CeCe Wire, a leader in the field, details all the newest innovations and clays, as well as the basics for beginners. She includes every form and formula, plus an extensive array of cutting-edge techniques that range from stone-setting to surface embellishment. Numerous color photos showcase diverse possibilities, including enameling methods such as champlevé, inlaying with epoxy resin, and silk screening. Twenty-five projects--some easy, some more advanced--include gorgeous beads, a bold contemporary brooch, and stacked rings made from silver and 22-karat gold.